Level 1 Certificate in Engineering and Technology (EAL)

A practical course for those interested in the design, development and the manufacture of engineering products.



Course Content

Who is this qualification for?

  • Learners who may have a limited prior knowledge and understanding of the engineering sector but have the ability to achieve a foundation level engineering qualification.
  • Learners who wish to enter Further Education.
  • Learners who are thinking about engineering as a career but who would like some experience of the job role first.
  • Those who are new to the industry or looking for a career change or wish to learn new skills.
  • Learners who are on a school/college link programme (14 to 16 year olds)

The course covers a wide range of engineering subjects and activities including workshop skills such as using hand tools and machines, making and testing electronic circuits, engineering materials, engineering mathematics and science.  The course is divided into a number of units which are assessed using a variety of methods including practical activities, assignments and tests.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs grade E or above including Mathematics, Science and English, or Level 1 Award with two Merit grades including Mathematics or Science.  Satisfactory references, attendance record and interview are also required.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full-time.


To any Level 2 Diploma in Engineering course or gain employment as an Apprentice in an engineering company.

Additional Information

If you would like to find out more about the EAL Level 1 Certificate in Engineering & Technology, please come to one of our advice and guidance evenings, or contact us to come and see what we can offer. For further information please contact Peter Mitchell, in the School of Engineering on 020 8268 2986 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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